Cover of book All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

all the missing girlsTitle: All the Missing Girls

Author: Megan Miranda

Pub Date: June 28th, 2016

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Rating: ★★★★☆

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Very exciting and fresh approach to the mystery novel. The story is told backwards – after the overall scene is set, we are starting at day 15 and going back to the day 1 of the story. It works perfectly here, as you read previous day’s events, and you realised that everything that you already knew was happening after that event, that the MC have known all about that certain thing, but still acted like that is nearly mind-blowing. The story is fresh and stands out among all of the “Gone Girl” and “Girl on a Train” wannabes (all the books with the word ‘Girl’ in the title).

The twist at the end leaves you angry because you’ve been fooled. You read all about what happened, and you made some decisions on who to believe, what happened, who is the ‘bad guy’ here. And then you find out that you can never trust characters in the suspense novels. All the people there are rarely trustworthy. I know that very well, but I was still angry and deceived by the plot. That makes this book worth reading! This is what I expect from a good mystery! Leave me angry, leave me fooled!

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All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker book cover

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

all is not forgottenTitle: All Is Not Forgotten

Author: Wendy Walker

Pub Date: July 12th, 2016

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Rating:  ★★★★☆

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Wow, this is the book to read right now! I suspect that this will be a new ‘Gone Girl’ in a sense that a lot of people will try to duplicate this story in a different way, will try to create this new kind of narrator.

The story starts with a mysterious narrator telling us a story that shattered lives of Kramer’s family and deeply disturbed life in a small town of Fairview. One night, during a party a teenage girl is brutally raped. And in hours after this attack, she is given a controversial new treatment – the treatment. Thanks to a pill she will forget all about the trauma, she won’t remember what happened to her, she won’t have to deal with possible PTSD of the attack, won’t have a flashback, she won’t have to deal with horrors of being a rape victim. She will forget it all. But the treatment doesn’t do its magic. She doesn’t remember what happened to her, but she still feels wrong, her body remembers the attack. She struggles emotionally and finally her problems are recognised, and she and her party start therapy. Therapy that will help Jenny remember what happened and eventually help her to deal with it, therapy that will hep Tom work out his obsession with finding the perpetrator, and Charlotte help deal with her secrets.  Continue reading